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Old 11-25-2011, 05:51 PM   #16
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The cartridge is round. Grab the stem with pliers and turn the cartridge a quarter or half turn. It will break it loose and it will lift right out. Put a thin coat of plumbers waterproof grease on the new cartridge before installing.

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Old 11-28-2011, 10:50 AM   #17
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Thanks, I got one out! (Did I update this to say I discovered I had two Moen faucets dripping?) Next I'll do the kitchen faucet. Then that drippy Delta in the other bathroom....

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Old 11-29-2011, 09:58 PM   #18
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Got it! Thanks for the help. I just didn't want to force something out until I was sure there wasn't something I was missing. They were both stuck in there real good!

And as an aside, I used this opportunity to take apart all the handles and really clean out the gunk....whoa... And I bought these fixtures new 5 years ago. I'm glad I took apart the sprayer hose too!

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Alex--start a new thread on this---you aren't the first one to do this---but member seldom want to read the whole thread to see what's going on---Mike---

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